Top 20 Best Selling Automotive Code Readers & Diagnostic Scan Tools 2013-2014 Reviews

Apart from their mechanics, cars these days have a very elaborate system of electronics. Because of this complexity, when a car breaks down, it can be very difficult to tell exactly what went wrong without a specialized tool. Automotive code readers & diagnostic scan tools can help car mechanics to find what is exactly what system failed, and how can it be repaired.

Automotive Code Readers are useful for:
- Retrieving VIN (Vehicle Identification No)
- Retrieving generic and manufacturer specific Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC)
- Quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification etc

Every car has a switch, where automotive code readers & diagnostic scan tools can be connected. The car repair process is very simple: the mechanics connect the diagnostic scan tools to the car’s computer. The computer gives an error code, which is used to find the problem. Automotive code readers & diagnostic scan tools can be a very good investment, because they can read many car types. They make car repair very simple and fast: the mechanics can easily track down the broken part and replace it.

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The MaxiScan code reader supports all OBD2 protocols, including the newly released Controller Area Network (CAN) protocol. Though it is small, it is able to retrieve same information as large expensive scanners. This code reader reviews the emission readi ... more info
 

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ElmScan 5 is the original best-selling ELM327-based scan tool, and is the perfect entry-level scan tool for the budget-minded do-it-yourself mechanic. ElmScan 5 Compact lets you turn your computer into a sophisticated diagnostic system. The scan ... more info
 

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The Innova 3100 Innova CanOBD2 Diagnostic Tool is the DIY’s choice that also comes with many professional features. This easy to use tool connects to your 1996 and newer car, truck or SUV, and retrieves a list of diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and code d ... more info
 

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This compact hand-held OBD2 tool offers light do-it-yourselfers a quick & easy way to find out why the CHECK ENGINE light illuminated on 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs. This little tool packs a big punch with its patented single-scr ... more info
 

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Equus ABS + Scan Tool is designed to quickly reveal check engine light warnings. It diagnoses ABS codes and retrieves OEM enhanced as well as transmission DTCs. This diagnostic tool features unique patented all in one screen display as well as LED display ... more info
 

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A great solution to provide the DIY'er with an immediate recommendation on the urgency of the Check Engine Light problem. New Urgency Indicators tell how urgent the Check Engine Light problem may be to a vehicle's drivability. In addition to the emissions ... more info
 

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Professional OBDII Generic Scan Tool all 1996 and newer cars, light trucks, and SUVs ¿ Domestic, Asian and European Import. This item features unique patented all-in-one screen display and LED display for quick emissions check. ... more info
 

 

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Actron’s introducing the next generation of scan tools. Get professional grade scan tool features at a code reader price. Now, more affordable than ever for live data. Live data allows the user to view vehicle sensor, switch and relay inputs in real time, ... more info
 

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Features and BenefitsRead, record and review LIVE engine dataReads/erases generic and manufacturer specific DTCs and definitions Compatible with all vehicles 1996 and newer (OBD II) Freeze Frame Data (engine data at the time of the fault) Internet Updatea ... more info
 

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Actron Pocket Scan Plus is the most advanced powerful and compact code reader available, DTC's (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) and descriptions are just a start of the tasks it can handle. Pocket scan plus also provides freeze frame data, VIN info and performs ... more info
 

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Actron AutoScanner Plus with CodeConnect will revolutionize the way you fix your vehicles by providing 3 million verified fixes specific to the vehicle’s make, model, year and engine. CodeConnect provides actual fixes to the problem causing the check eng ... more info
 

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The user-friendly bilingual MaxiScan Scanner is able to troubleshoot all 1996 and newer OBD2 compliant vehicles. It features multilingual menu and displays DTC definitions on unit screen. This tool retrieves vehicle information, identifies pending codes, ... more info
 

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This scanner is specifically designed to work with all OBD II compliant vehicles (all 1996 and newer cars & trucks that are OBD II compliant). There are a small number of 1994 and 1995 model year gasoline vehicles that are also compliant. To see if your c ... more info
 

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This digital code reader is a diagnostic tool that is specially designed to work with your vehicle's test connector to communicate with MCU and EEC-IV computers. It uses electronics designed to retrieve engine and transmission diagnostic trouble codes fro ... more info
 

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View live engine data on your Android phone - Connect to your vehicle ECU Fully customisable dashboard screens - Design your own layouts and custom dials, use your own themes Retrieve Fault Codes (DTCs) and clear Check Engine lights - View fault descripti ... more info
 

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Actron CP9125 PocketScan Diagnostic Code Reader is designed for novice and helps to read the status of why the check engine lights are on. It is compatible on all new domestic and import vehicles including CAN. This reader enables the user to read OBD II ... more info
 

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Powered by Autel Uni-SCAN technology, the MaxiDiag an innovative multi-functional scan tool designed for technicians to troubleshoot engine, transmission, ABS and airbag systems for most of the vehicles. Reliable, easy-to-use and affordable, the scan tool ... more info
 

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Features and Benefits: Works with all 1996 and later OBDII compliant US, European and Asian vehicles Retrieves generic (P0, P2, P3 and U0), manufacturer specific (P1, P3 and U1) codes and pending codes, and display DTC definitions on unit screen Turn off ... more info
 

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Actron Elite AutoScanner Pro Kit includes CP9185 base tool, OBD II cable, GM OBD I ALDL cable, Ford OBD I MCU/EEC-IV cable, Chrysler OBD I SCI cable, USB cable, 8-foot extension cable, cigarette lighter adapter, blow molded hard case, manual CD and regist ... more info
 

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